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Dyngus Day word is out

Annual celebration compared to big, Polish wedding

People dance the polka at the Rotterdam Elks Club to celebrate Dyngus Day on April 1, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
People dance the polka at the Rotterdam Elks Club to celebrate Dyngus Day on April 1, 2013.
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On Dyngus Day, everybody is Polish. The holiday traditionally observed on the Monday after Easter unites revelers under the common banner celebrating Polish tradition. Whether it’s a playful lashing from a willow switch or twirling to the up-tempo beat of a polka dance, Dyngus Day has a little bit of something for everyone. “It’s a huge party,” said Gerard Soliwoda Sr., who drove to Rotterdam from Philadelphia this week to celebrate the occasion sponsored by ...


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